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GATE Application Form by IIT Guwahati

GATE Registration window will become functional from September 01, 2017. IIT Guwahati will release the application forms at Candidates have to apply for GATE 2018 via GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). Approximately one month of time will be provided for the application process by the authority.

Listed below are few points related to GATE Application Form 2018:

  • GATE Applications can be filled via online mode online till October 05, 2017
  • The registration fee for Women, SC/ST/PwD is INR 750. Whereas, for international candidates, the fee is US$ 100.
  • Minimum Qualification to apply for the All India exam is a Graduate Degree from a recognized university/ institute. CheckGATE Eligibility Criteria
  • After successful registration, one can download GATE Admit Card from January 05, 2018. Information related to hall ticket will be intimated on the registered email and mobile number. DownloadGATE Admit Card

Here are the 4 basic steps to apply for GATE:

  • Registration – Register as “New User” and proceed with the flow as directed in the URL. After successful registration, they will get access to GOAPS with the credentials they entered. Thereafter, they are required to login using GOAPS Enrollment ID and GOAPS Password and start filling the application form.
  • Fill details in the form – Here, candidates select their choice of college and course. They also fill-in all the asked information (personal, academic etc.).
  • Upload required documents – This step requires you to upload scanned images of your photograph, signature, left thumb impression and other documents. Make sure you adhere to the specifications.
  • Fee Payment – Candidates can pay the application fee through credit card, debit card or net banking. GATE Application Fee is different for candidates from different categories. 

Highlights of GATE 2018 Application Form

Exam NameGATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
Conducting AuthorityIIT Guwahati
Mode of RegistrationOnline
GATE Application Form Begins fromSeptember 01, 2017
Last Date to Submit GATE Application FormOctober 05, 2017
GATE Application Form CorrectionNovember 2017
Exam DateFebrurary 03, 04, 10 and 11, 2018

GATE 2018 Registration Dates

IIT Guwahati released the official dates for GATE 2018 at the official website. The schedule for GATE 2018 is depicted in the following table: 

Availability of GATE Application FormSeptember 01, 2017
Last Date to apply for GATE 2018October 05, 2017
GATE Application Form Correction DateNovember 2017
Release of GATE Admit Card 2018January 05, 2018
GATE 2018 Online Exam DateFebruary 03, 04, 10 and 11, 2018

GATE Application Fee

Candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PwD category have to upload a valid documentary evidence for concession in fees. A unique “Fee Payment Number” will be generated after successful fee payment. This number must be carefully retained and entered before the final submission of GATE Application Form 2018.

GATE 2018 Application fee details are given below:

CategoryApplication Fee
WomenINR 750
All OtherINR 1500
GATE InternationalUS$ 100

Payment Issues: If the payment made is not reflected in first go, one should not make another payment immediately. It is advised to wait for two days, then check the form status and fee payment has been successful. If it is not successful, only then another payment should be made. If any extra payments are received by the conducting institution, it will be automatically refunded.

Prerequisites before filling GATE 2018 Application Form:

There are few documents that must be kept ready before starting GATE Registration. Scanned images such as photo in the specified format and the signature, should also be kept ready. The following information is required to be filled in the form:

  • Personal details – Name, DOB, Mobile No., Email ID, Parent’s Name and No.
  • Candidate’s Address – for communication purpose with PIN Code
  • Degree Certificate (10-300 kb in pdf format)
  • College Address and PIN Code
  • Scanned image of photograph (5-200 kb clicked in white background)
  • Scanned image of signature (5-150 kb)
  • Scanned image of left-hand thumb impression (2-150 kb)
  • Scanned image of category certificate (10-300 kb)
  • ID Proof (Anyone from Aadhar number, voter’s ID, PAN number, College ID, Driving License or Passport)
  • Bank details for online payment.

How to Apply for GATE 2018?

Candidates aspiring to appear for GATE can check the details of the procedure to be followed for applying from the following points:

GATE Application Form

The application form can be filled in 4 stages-

Stage 1 – Registration

They should enter details like a valid email address, mobile number and a GOAPS password of their choice-

  • They must ensure that the GOAPS password is unique and must avoid using date of birth, their name or some numbers (12345) or string of letters (abcd) etc. This is to ensure that guessing the password becomes difficult and to avoid misuse.
  • All communication will be sent to the registered mobile number and email id. In case of foreign students, all the communication will be done through email.

GOAPS Enrolment ID:

After a successful registration by candidate, an email containing the GOAPS Enrolment ID will be sent to their registered Email ID. This ID has to be used to login to fill GATE Application Form 2018, for downloading GATE 2018 Admit Card, to check GATE 2018 result and to download GATE 2018 score card.

Stage 2 – Filling of GATE 2018 Application Form

  • Candidates must enter their Personal information, the address for communication and details of their Academic qualifications as asked.
  • At the time of GATE Registration, 3 GATE Exam Centers of their preference should be entered.
  • A valid Photo ID should be carried by them to the exam hall and these details should be filled in in the application form as well.

Stage 3 – Uploading of Required Documents

Images to be uploaded should be scanned beforehand and kept ready for uploading. The format and size for the images are mentioned below:

  • Passport size photograph clicked in white background: 5-200 kb
  • Signature in running handwriting: 5-150 kb
  • Left-hand thumb impression: 2-150 kb
  • Category or PwD certificate wherever applicable: 10-300 kb

Step 4 – GATE 2017 Application Form Fee Payment

The fees can be paid through Net Banking or Debit/Credit Cards OR e-challan (Additional bank charges may be applicable)

Points to be Kept in Mind:

There are few points that must be taken care of before registering for GATE Exam:

  • Candidates will now have to submit their thumb impression while filling the online application.
  • For candidates who have completed their qualifying degree, they are required to upload a scanned copy of the obtained degree, final year mark-sheet or completion certificate.
  • For candidates yet to appear for their final examinations, can upload their pre-final year mark-sheet or provisional certificate as a proof of eligibility.

We suggest you keep these point in your mind while preparing for filling the form. This will help you to avoid any last-minute hassles and make your filling and completing the form job easier.

Retrieving GATE Application Form Number and Password

In certain situations, application number and password can be misplaced by candidate. In such case, there will be two options available-

(a) I forgot my password (to get your password), 

(b) I forgot my application Number/roll number (to get you application number/roll number)

Choose “I Forgot my Password” to retrieve your password. You may go ahead with any one of the following options-

  • Candidate can use the security question and its answer they choose during filling GATE Application Form.
  • Verification code which was sent to you through SMS to your registered mobile number can be another option.
  • One can use a reset link which was sent to you through Email to your registered Email ID.

Choose “I forgot my application Number/roll number (to get you application number/roll number)” You will have to enter following details (as mentioned during application process)

  • Name of candidate
  • Mother’s name
  • Father’s name
  • DOB (in a Day/Month/Year format)
  • Security Pin (Case sensitive)- Auto generated pin which displayed at the bottom of the form)

You will be able to change the password thereafter and retrieve your application form number.                                                                    

GATE Application Form Correction

For GATE 2018 new steps in filling the Application Form has been introduced. One must take proper note of these pointers given below so as to avoid making any mistakes while filling GATE Application Form:

GATE Form Correction will be conducted in October 2018. The changes that can be made are as follows:

  • Name of Candidate, Parents’ Details, Date of Birth, Gender and Category can be corrected. This can be done by sending an e-mail to Applicants Zonal GATE Office along with the necessary document proof.
  • One needs to upload a clear and acceptable image of the photograph and signature if the application of candidate is rejected.
  • The correct document defining the category status of candidate can also be changed.
  • The rectification of selection of wrong status of qualifying examination along with its correct document can also be submitted.
  • PwD certificate if applicable can also be submitted.

The changes that cannot be made in the submitted GATE Application Form:

  • The E-mail Id mentioned by candidate
  • Phone Number is given by candidate
  • Paper for attending GATE 2018 Examination

In order to correct the following mentioned mistakes, candidate needs to apply again for GATE 2018 with a new E-mail ID and Phone Number. Candidate must not that the previous application fee shall not be refunded.

GATE Application Form Status

Applicants can check the status of their GATE Application Form, whether it has been submitted successfully or not, from the GOAPS official website. Any defects or incomplete data can also be checked through this.

One can log in using their application number and password specific for GOAPS. Errors present can be rectified from the site itself or by contacting the concerned authority.

Any one of the following messages can be displayed in the user’s window:

  • Received- successfully submitted
  • Under Scrutiny- application being checked
  • Accepted
  • Defect Status- defects to be rectified in the application form
  • Status after Rectification- status of the form after the changes are made
  • Rejected with reasons- forms which cannot be rectified and stands rejected




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